5/16/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

AMUG Names 2016-2017 Board Members

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The board’s chief responsibility will be to organize the group’s annual conference.


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The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has announced its 2016-2017 board. Elected by AMUG members during the annual business meeting held at the 2016 AMUG Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, the board’s primary responsibility will be to oversee the 2017 conference, which will take place April 2-7 of next year.

In a vote of confidence, the members accepted the standing board’s recommended slate, which leaves the board relatively unchanged. Not seeking re-election for president after serving two terms, Mark Barfoot will become the past president. Filling the president role will be Steve Deak, formerly a vice president. Filling Deak’s vice president seat will be Paul Bates, who served as deputy vice president.

The elected board accepted the appointments recommended by the outgoing board for the positions of chairman, treasurer, deputy vice presidents and AM industry advisor.

The 2016-2017 AMUG Board members are:

  • President: Steve Deak, GE Aviation
  • Past President: Mark Barfoot, Hyphen
  • Chairman, Gary Rabinovitz, Reebok
  • Vice President: Dana McCallum, Carbon
  • Vice President: Paul Pates, UL
  • Deputy Vice President: Derek Ellis, Computer Aided Technology, Inc.
  • Deputy Vice President: Mark Wynn, Yazaki North America
  • Treasurer: Vince Anewenter, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Event Manager: Tom Sorovetz, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Secretary: Kim Killoran, Stratasys
  • AM Industry Advisor: Todd Grimm, T. A. Grimm & Assocs.
  • Advisor: Mark Abshire, Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

The incoming board also reappointed three AMUG global ambassadors:

  • Ambassador: Graham Tromans, GP Tromans Associates
  • Ambassador: Stefan Ritt, SLM Solutions
  • Ambassador: Nora Cibula, Concept Laser